AtoZ Blogging Challenge – Zealous

30 Apr

2017atozDuring the month of April, I’ll be participating in the 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I chose to look at leadership qualities as I’ve just recently (within the past 6 months) become the director of my public library. We have about 50 staff members, most of whom are part-time employees serving a 30,000 resident community by providing high-quality programs and resources. Each day, I’ll look at one trait and how it’s helped me to become a better director.

I think zealous runs along side passion excitement, and energy – all traits that I think a good leader should have. I just had a meeting between our Library Board of Directors and our Township Board of Supervisors and one of the Supervisors mentioned that I didn’t hold back my passion for the library, which I’m really excited about. They noticed how excited I am about libraries, and our community library in particular and I showed them where we want to go in the future and that’s what I wanted to get across – that we won’t be extinct in a few years time – we might be evolving and updating ourselves to keep up with the technology and the times, but a library is still a vital component of a community.

And my hope is that I can provide the leadership needed to position our library into that role 0 as a third space where community members go to learn and engage with others, where there is a staff that is zealous about providing quality customer service to everyone who walks in the door. I’m excited about my role in this library and our path into the future!


3 Responses to “AtoZ Blogging Challenge – Zealous”

  1. clicksclan April 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    I think you have to be zealous to be a leader. There is a risk of overdoing but as long as you’re positive and enthusiastic then it’ll all work out. 🙂

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

  2. jebjork April 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    I love your passion for the library and its future. I don’t think it will be extinct either, because the community needs a space to meet and engage with each other.


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